The first three and a half years of Donald J. Trump’s presidency proved active for the global oil complex. Featuring atypical market drivers—including a hot U.S.-China trade war, a fierce Saudi Arabia-Russia price war, and an unprecedented global pandemic—oil prices were all over the map. The only thing that didn’t factor into the dynamic was… Read more.
When it comes right down to it, there are two perspectives that a trader can have on a market: bullish or bearish. If you’re bullish, then you expect prices to rise for the foreseeable future. Conversely, if you’re bearish, then you expect prices to fall. The beauty of futures trading is that profits can be… Read more.
I talk to a lot of traders and I’ve noticed many use the words “bear market” and “recession” interchangeably. Most economic recessions cause bear markets in equities, but a bear market doesn’t have to lead to a recession. In 1987 the market crashed more then 20% but was not followed by a recession. That could happen again in 2019 but first lets look at what exactly are bear markets and recessions.
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